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List of famous writers from Egypt, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Egypt is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Egyptian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Egypt and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List is made up of writers like George Dimitri Sawa and Nikos Tsiforos.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Egyptian writers?" and "Which writers are from Egypt?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Egypt in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Egypt, but they're all of Egypt descent.

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Naguib Mahfouz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Naguib Mahfouz Died at 95 (1911-2006)

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Ahdaf Soueif is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Ahdaf Soueif age 67

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Omar Sharif is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Omar Sharif age 85

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Atom Egoyan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Atom Egoyan age 57

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Julian Fellowes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Youssef Chahine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Youssef Chahine Died at 82 (1926-2008)

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Taha Hussein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Taha Hussein Died at 84 (1889-1973)

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Guy Magar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Guy Magar age 69

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Zahi Hawass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Zahi Hawass age 70

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Mahmoud el-Meliguy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Mahmoud el-Meliguy Died at 73 (1910-1983)

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Ezzel Dine Zulficar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Ezzel Dine Zulficar Died at 44 (1919-1963)

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Jehane Noujaim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Salah Jahin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Salah Jahin Died at 56 (1930-1986)

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Jihan El-Tahri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Henry Barakat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Henry Barakat Died at 83 (1914-1997)

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Sam Karmann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Sam Karmann age 64

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Naguib el-Rihani is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Naguib el-Rihani Died at 60 (1889-1949)

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Riccardo Freda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Riccardo Freda Died at 90 (1909-1999)

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Amr Diab is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Amr Diab age 56

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Salah Abu Seif is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Salah Abu Seif Died at 81 (1915-1996)

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Ahmed Zewail is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Ahmed Zewail age 71

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Ahmed Mekky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Ahmed Mekky age 37

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Boutros Boutros-Ghali is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Eric Hobsbawm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Eric Hobsbawm Died at 95 (1917-2012)

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Mohamed Khan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Mohamed Khan age 75

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Gamal Abdel Nasser is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser Died at 52 (1918-1970)

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Tawfiq al-Hakim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Tawfiq al-Hakim Died at 89 (1898-1987)

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Anwar Sadat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Anwar Sadat Died at 63 (1918-1981)

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Mohamed A. El-Erian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Yousry Nasrallah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Ibrahim El Batout is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Khairy Beshara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Sayyid Qutb is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Sayyid Qutb Died at 60 (1906-1966)

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Albert Cossery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Albert Cossery Died at 95 (1913-2008)

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Kamal El Sheikh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Kamal El Sheikh Died at 85 (1919-2004)

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Amr Khaled is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Amr Khaled age 50

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Anwar Wagdi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Anwar Wagdi Died at 51 (1904-1955)

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Farouk El-Baz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Farouk El-Baz age 79

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Taher Elgamal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Taher Elgamal age 62

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Ahmed Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Ahmed Ahmed age 47

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Khaled Hafez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Khaled Hafez age 54

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Nikos Tsiforos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Nikos Tsiforos Died at 61 (1909-1970)

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Gabriel Aghion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Mustafa Mahmud is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Mustafa Mahmud Died at 88 (1921-2009)

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Ronald Cohen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Ronald Cohen age 72

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Daoud Abdel Sayed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Ahmed Rashwan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Ahmed Rashwan age 48

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Alaa Al Aswany is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt

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Alain Zaloum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Alain Zaloum age 56

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Barry Trivers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Egypt
Barry Trivers Died at 74 (1907-1981)